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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fed Up With ‘Culture Of Intolerance,’ RNC’s Florida Head Of Hispanic Outreach Becomes A Democrat

Fed Up With ‘Culture Of Intolerance,’ RNC’s Florida Head Of Hispanic Outreach Becomes A Democrat

Pablo Pantoja, the State Director of Florida Hispanic Outreach for the Republican National Committee, has switched his affiliation to the Democratic Party due to the GOP’s “culture of intolerance.”

In a letter posted to The Florida Nation, Pantoja cited the Heritage Foundation’s widely-panned recent study on immigration reform, and co-author Jason Richwine’s history of racial bias as a reason for his decision. Richwine has asserted that Hispanics are inherently less intelligent than America’s “white native population,” among other offensive claims.

“It doesn’t take much to see the culture of intolerance surrounding the Republican Party today,” Pantoja wrote.

“Studies geared towards making – human beings – viewed as less because of their immigrant status to outright unacceptable claims, are at the center of the immigration debate,” he continued, in reference to the Heritage Foundation report.

“Although the organization distanced themselves from those assertions, other immigration-related research is still padded with the same racist and eugenics-based innuendo. Some Republican leaders have blandly (if at all) denied and distanced themselves from this but it doesn’t take away from the culture within the ranks of intolerance,” Pantoja wrote. “The pseudo-apologies appear to be a quick fix to deep-rooted issues in the Republican Party in hopes that it will soon pass and be forgotten.”

Pantoja’s defection represents another strike against the Republican National Committee’s plan to soften its image and attract more Hispanic and Latino voters in future elections. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus says that the GOP “must be inclusive and welcoming” to Hispanic Americans, but the fact that his own organization couldn’t retain its Hispanic outreach director in one of the most important swing states in the nation bodes very poorly for that goal.

More trouble may be coming down the pike for the GOP’s outreach plan. The Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill is currently coming under fire from Republicans who oppose the reform, and if it passes the Senate it will certainly generate a heated debate in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. If the does ultimately pass the House, it will likely do so in violation of the “Hastert Rule,” with very little Republican support.

Image: DonkeyHotey via Flickr.com

  • Finally He Is Woke Up And Now Know These Racist Lying Koch Brothers NRA Corporate Puppets Are NEVER Going To Look Out For No One But The 1% Wealthy!! Guess He Knows Now What We The Smart People Already Knew Rubio, Cruz, West, Jinda And Thomas Are Nothing But Tokens Used To Bring In Other Minorities In Which They Really Don’t Give A Damn About!! Wonder Why They Didn’t Know Just How Racist These Thugs Are With David Duke Leader Of The KKK Is Well In Their Ranks!!! Duh??? 🙁

    • mandinka

      Nope FL cut his welfare payments because he got a job and now hates republicans. Just like the colored today

      • Hey Tea Bagging Asshole Go Back To Sucking The KKK Dicks Like You Been Doing And Shut Your Lying Ignorant Racist Ass Talking To me You Low Life Lying Bitch!! FUCK YOU TROLL!!!

  • johninPCFL

    The GOP previously stood for tolerance and inclusion. That went out the window with the blatant call for Dixiecrats to jump ship in the late 1960s so the GOP could win the Presidency using the Southern Strategy. The reason most Cubanos in FL are GOP is the previous generations who came over in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when the GOP was much more tolerant than the Democrats. That is no longer the case, as demonstrated by the execrable commentary from the Heritage Foundation members.

    • Which is the same reason many Africans in America are not Republicunt. After the Civil War during the glorious time of the Radical Republicans, every African in America was a Republican. This went on until, as you’ve said, in the late 1940’s early 1960’s when the Dixiecrats infiltrated the Republican Party, and in 2010 when neo-Confederate Tea Bags joined the Republican party and turned them into Republicunts.

      • mandinka

        What party had the only sitting Klan member in the Senate in 2004??

  • ObozoMustGo

    This from the party that abuses the power of government to illegally target political opponents with private tax filing information. Yeah, that’s tolerance. Sure, sure.

    Have a nice day!

    “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H.L. Mencken

    • RobertCHastings

      Once again prejudging. Seems to be par for the course for you. Shoot from the lip OMG. And of course you think the Bush administration did not have their own hard on for liberal groups? And, really, what does your post have to do with the article in the first place? You are just insistent upon inserting your hatred and venom regardless of its appropriateness or applicability, aren’t you? Did you even attempt to consider the issues dealt with in the article? No grasp or understanding of the inherent hypocrisy of the Heritage Foundation’s stance on immigration reform and that of the Republican party.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Prejudging???? Hey stupid… the wench from the IRS, Lois Lerner, admitted and aplogized for committing the crimes of targeting political opponents by using the power of the IRS to harrass people. And it was not just harrassing Tea Party groups, but also Jewish groups, and individuals known to support conservative causees. Now, that other cesspool and sewer called ProPublica has admitting taking IRS illegally provided data and running smear campaigns against conservative groups during last year’s election. THEY HAVE ADMITTED IT, YOU MORON!!! There’s no prejudging that which they have admitted to already, dope!!

        And all I am doing is pointing out, yet again, the extreme hypocrisy of you leftist freaks where ever it exists.

        The only question that remains is how many more scandals are going to come out against Obozo in the coming weeks? With this scumbag Chicago Thug at the helm, it’s probably limitless. So far we have:

        1) Benghazi cover up of deaths and arms dealing to Al Qaeda.
        2) Abuse of power and use of government (IRS) to target political opponents
        3) Secretly wiretapping and listening in on AP journalists coversations
        4) Fast and Furious illegal gun running to Mexico that results in hundreds of deaths including 2 American law enforcement officers.

        Obozo gives Nixon a good name.

        Go back to your crack pipe. It’s calling you. Can you hear it?

        Have a nice high, and remain oblivious!

        “The difference between being stupid and being a fool: A stupid person at least has an idea about their own inadequacies. The fool is
        oblivious to them, and is more inclined to believe their own fantasies and lies as truth.” – ObozoMustGo

        • AdamMos

          so another republican becomews a democrat. Shocking!
          Are there any republicans left?

          • mandinka

            Yep the 53% who pay taxes in this country. Something you wouldn’t know about

          • AdamMos

            Actually I probably paid more in federal income taxes than you made in total income last year.
            Check your facts and you will find there are now only 34% of the country that admit to being Republican and most of them are over 65 and on fixed incomes and they do not pay any federal income taxes either. Sound familiar?
            I would recommend you try reading a book and educating yourself in between your dr appointments.
            We all pay taxes but some like you are not successful enough to trigger federal income taxes. That does not make you a bad person or unpatriotic.
            Perhaps we will let you return the conversation when your IQ gets to double digits.

          • mandinka

            another liberal loon who automatically pays lots of taxes and gives to charity. Except the “facts” say you don’t.
            Only 33% claim to be Dems so your point is what??? You do know that SS is taxable?? But that’s right you pay taxes rigggght

          • Lynda Groom

            Social Security may be taxable, but it depends upon your marital status and income level. A great many do not pay taxes on SS. What is your point if you are really trying to make one?

          • It’s medication time, “mandinka”.

          • mandinka

            Don’t have newspapers where you live HUH???

          • RobertCHastings

            Have you perhaps noticed that one of your previous posts was not printed? Unfortunately it showed up on my responses list, and I can see why they did not display it.

          • Independent1

            You do know that the largest group of folks who pay no taxes are Republicans right? Yup!! millions of them that have been thrown onto unemployment by the nitwit legislators in Red States that have cut budgets and state services so fast that Red States are by far the biggest suckers of welfare in the country. More than 70% of food stamp users are Red State residents. And 19 of 23 states that have 15% or more of their populations living below the poverty level are all states run by the GOP. And 11 of the fiften states that suck the most welfare dollars for the taxes they pay (10 of them getting back $2 or more in federal assistance back for each $1 of taxes they send to Washington) are all Red States. While in contrast 8 of the 10 states that actually get the least welfare and while sending the most tax money to Washington are all Blue Staes.

          • mandinka

            I’m talking about the Dem base the 47% who don’t pay federal taxes. PS unemployment payments are taxable.
            It amazes me how little the left knows about taxes. Guess when you have never paid any and are eating at the federal though you don’t care HUH???

          • plc97477

            Since you are apparently romney’s lap dog I must warn you he doesn’t treat his dogs very well.

          • idamag

            Good laugh. Thanks.

          • old_blu

            Yeah she/he might wind up on the roof of a car going down the road.

          • Independent1

            So now you’re talking about NUMBERS THAT YOU ARE MAKING UP!! BECAUSE THERE ARE NOT 47% OF DEMS THAT PAY NO TAXES!!! When Mitt mistakenly brought up the 47% he just proved one more time how stupid he is (just like you): Mitt didn’t realize that he was actually denigrating the millions of Republicans that he needed to vote for him – the millions of Republicans that are living below the poverty level and don’t make enough money to owe any taxes. In the last election there were only 24 states where Romney won the vote – the RED STATES. Of those 24 states, 19 of them, or about 80% of them, lead the nation by having 15% or more of their residents living below the poverty level – several actually have as many as 24% of their residents living below the poverty level. In contrast, only TWO, that’s 2, actual blue or Dem states have more than 15% of their residents living in poverty and therefore paying no taxes – those states are California and New York. As I mentioned in my previous post – the Blue States pay BY FAR the most taxes to Washington and are without question SUPPORTING THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. If the red states wanted to cecede that would be great, because my taxes would plummet without the Red States sucking all my tax dollars!!!!

            IF THERE’S ANYONE WHO DOESN’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT TAXES IT’S YOU!!!!

          • mandinka

            The states that Obama won were the most populated with illegals who got to vote absentee while our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan were prohibited. The Red states that have a high poverty rate have a high colored population and that goes with the territory.

            As you mentioned before about taxes paid you were WRONG. DOD is what makes the difference. Look at NY which claims to pay more taxes they happen to leave out all the 9/11 $$$

          • Independent1

            Keep living in dreamland Mandinka – I wasn’t wrong about taxes paid – and what in creation does 9/11 have to do with anything. Red states sucking tax dollars like crazy because their government has cut budgets and services and thrown tons of their residents on unemployment so they can collect welfare is A FACT! Look at all the Red State governors that are going around tauting how they’ve balanced their budgets and have surpluses now- Sure!! But in the process they’re turnng the red states into quasi 3rd world states with terrible roads, terrible law enforcement, terrible pollluted environments and on and on.

            There was an article a few months back on one of the Travel Websites about a study done of the worst road system on the plantet, not the country but the planet, and guess what, a red state one the title for having the worst roads on the planet – Mississippi. And Mississippi and Louisiana are the MURDER CAPITALS of America – they’re the only two states where the murder rate is greater than 10 murders per 100,000 population each year. And Rick Perrry loves to go around tauting how great Texas is – Well Texas is the cesspool of the nation -Texas ranks among the worst in the nation on virtually any measure you want to take – Here take a look at how dismal Texas comes out when rated against other American states:

            ·
            Texas is 49th in the country in tax revenues collected per capita and 50th in revenues spent. It’s 44th in tax progressivity, which means it collects most of its taxes from working people and it comes in 50th in the percent of its population that have a HS diploma.
            It ranks 46th in the overall SAT scores it’s students get on entrance exams; and 49th in what it pays its teachers.
            It ranks dead last (50th) in having the most people without health insurance and also dead last in the number of children covered by insurance.
            It ranks 49th in the support it provides to women & children in the WIC program, and it leads the nation in teenage births.
            It ranks 3rd in the nation in the number of people living in
            poverty and 50th with regard to the affordability of homeowners insurance.
            And Texas comes in 3rd in the nation in the number of public officials that are convicted for a crime; while being dead last in the percent of voters who turn out for elections.

            It’s 46th in the hourly earnings of its workers and 48th in the payout of worker’s comp benefits.

            And Texas is ranked as having the most polluted environment in the nation because of its many oil spills and all the refineries and coal fired power plants spewing dirty smoke.

            Not a pretty picture is it??? Really amazes me that so many people are flocking cluelessly to this state in disrepair. As the
            writer of the article I just extracted some figures from for you said, if Texas really seceded from the Union, it would collapse upon itself very quickly.

          • Bill P

            Trying to argue rationally with people like mandika is futile and a huge waste of time. Facts are meaningless to the ignorant ones of the Fox news believers.

          • RobertCHastings

            Insurance awards, no matter where awarded,are non-taxable,and the recipients of the 9/11 payouts basically received”insurance” compensation for their losses.

          • Sand_Cat

            So what have you been smoking, moron?

          • Bill P

            SS is taxable only if you have additional income that puts you over the threshold. If you only receive SS you don’t pay any Federal taxes. Get your “facts” right before you write your comments. This isn’t a Fox news outlet.

          • mandinka

            Another lib who’s attempt at an argument falls FLAT…you fail

          • idamag

            You want to know something? I am not a liberal, but until the Republican party attracts smarter people and less virulent people, I will vote Democrat. t is people like you that made me that way.

          • Bill P

            Try reading the Federal Tax booklet regarding the taxablility of SS payments before you open your ignorant mouth. As usual another voice from the dark.

          • AdamMos

            Another republican who has no idea what they are talking about. Most people collecting retirement social security benefits do not pay taxes on their benefits. To determine how much if any of their ss benefits are taxable they need to calculate their Modified Adjusted Gross Income (Magi). To calculate Magi for this purpose you take half of your ss benfits add any taxable income and then add tax empt interest ( Municipal Bond Interest). If you are single and your MAGI is under $25,000 then you pay no taxes on your SS benefits. If you are married the phase out is $34,000. But hey if you want to continue to dispparrage the 47% which includes mostly republicans that collect ss benefits and are not subject to federal income taxes then go for it. You are alienating your own base. Romneys fatal error was the 47% tape. Now you know why.As far as the people that are truly on welfare (food stamps, subsidized housing etc….) they only make up about 20%. Most of these folks are not likely voters or not even registered.The majority of these people work but at minmum wage so they still fall under the poverty line They do not help the Dems as much as you think and many in the south vote Republican anyway.. These idiots are voting against their own economic interests. You have just been schooled!

          • mandinka

            SS IS taxable. But the foodstamps and sect 8 vouchers that you use aren’t. Must be the reason your confused

          • AdamMos

            No confusion, You really should pull up your pants – you are showing everyone your ass on this site.

          • Lynda Groom

            Actually the number of folks who pay absolutely no form of taxes is the neighborhood of 15 to 18%. They are the elderly and ill among us. I’m sure you would trade places with them in a heartbeat to avoid paying a little tax. Keep it real.

          • mandinka

            I’m talking federal income taxes. I could care less if they pay sales taxes

          • Well here’s a fact for you: EVERY RED STATE RECEIVES MORE MONEY FROM THE FEDERAL GOV’T. THAN IT PAYS IN. TIME TO FIX THAT CRANIAL-RECTAL INVERSION YOU HAVE. GOOD LUCK ON THAT/

          • mandinka

            Ahhh NO the red states have the majority of military installations that drive up the number

          • oldtack

            Hey
            Do you know why the majority of military installations are located in the RED states? Think about it.

        • The difference is Nixon was a scum snuffing, power-mad, sociopathetic political crook, saint Nick, one of the people who’s nuts you’ve swung on several times. President Obama is a saint compared to Nixon. the only other American President of recent history that topped Nixon is George W. Bush, because atleast Bush is getting away with robbery and the death of all the servicemen who died in his wars with Pakistan/Afghanistan and Iraq, al false wars under false pretenses that reduced America into a near depression. You funky assed little bitch, a weak, pissy assed, poor white trash motherfucker like you couldn’t hold President Obama’s soggy jock strap! You’re poor white trash, a meth-smoking funky ass pig hiding behind a mask.

          • mandinka

            A saint OH please he’s a Chicago Thug that was bound to get caught. The State Run Media has been covering for him since 2006

          • You’re such an incredible moron buying all this bullshit about Bengazi. Take a good hard look at how many Embassy attacks took place under Bush the Younger:

            June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
            Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.

            February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
            Truck bomb kills 17.

            February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
            Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.

            July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
            Suicide bomber kills two.

            December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
            Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.

            March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
            Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.

            September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
            Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). One killed and 13 wounded.

            January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
            A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.

            July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
            Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.

            March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
            Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls’ school instead.

            September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
            Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.
            Never heard a word about any of these attacks, did you? But then Bush the Younger is a white man.

          • It’s lana ward, Deborah! Don’t go for it— she’s a blow job!

          • Independent1

            Nice list, but don’t forget the one Bush Jr. allowed purposely to happen on the mainland that killed around 3,000 Americans – 9/11. It’s unconscionable to me that he and Cheney would purposely ignore 7 warnings in 3 months that al Qaeda was planning an imminent attack, and even take a month’s long vacation (tying Nixon for the longest continuous vacation ever taken by a president) after getting those 7 warnings of an attack coming. And it was only days before 9/11 that Bushy actually returned to Washington.
            And the record of attacks during his Dad’s 4 years was actually worse – there were as many attacks in his 4 years as in Bush Jr’s 8 years – 12 attacks with more than 60 people being killed.
            And Reagan wasn’t really a whole lot better with 7 attacks and 31 people being killed; not to mention the 241 Marines who were killed while sleeping in their barracks in Lebanon by a truck bomber.
            The GOP has a pretty sad record; the party is being as hypocritical as it gets by turning Benghazi into a media circus for the 1 attack during Obama’s 4 years that ended up with casualties. Obama’s 4 years were the safest for our overseas personnel in over 35 years.

          • mandinka

            ahh no. Had Bill Clinton taken Osma when Sudan offered him up in 1998 all of this would have been avoided

          • mandinka

            You fail to mention that Hilary and Barak were INFORMED that the attack would happen on 9/11

          • idamag

            The difference in those attacks and Benghazi, is that we had Americans, then, who, regardless of party came together in outrage. Now we have Issa and a few other whack jobs that are scratching for things to discredit Obama. And since they are afraid of Clinton as a front runner, they try to make Benghazi into a conspiracy.

          • mandinka

            His entire life is a disgrace. A quota boy who has 0 ability

          • Wait. . . I smell lana ward in here! mandinka is lana ward! The cat lady is morphing into different IP’s! . . Damn, I knew that bitch was crazy!

          • mandinka

            I smell bill Clinton here. Were you the baby from the dress stain??

          • neeceoooo

            Interesting how lana continues to change her name but I always say “only someone with something to hide changes their name like that”. What are you hiding?

          • oldtack

            I told Lana that Big Brother surfed this site – they knew where she lived and her true identity and when the time came in the near future she/it was first on the list to be eradicated. It’s been changing identities ever since that time.

            Sorry “friend” it wont work. The CIA, HMS, FBI and NSA know your true identity you’re #1 on their list and there is no place to hide.

          • plc97477

            Great way to clean out some of the riffraff. Too bad there is not a way to also make them think.

          • neeceoooo

            Amen to your comments

        • Lynda Groom

          When you start with name calling the rest of your argument becomes unsettled at best and/or ignored.

      • mandinka

        Shoot from the Hip??? Really he is merely pointing out the crimes committed by Barak and his minions. You think it was by accident that baraks appointee to his economic advisors knew the taxes paid by the Koch brothers to the penny?? That Harry Reid knew what years Romney paid taxes??
        And that another George Soros group “publica” also had the applications of every 401c3 group sent to them to investigate and report in the news. Sorry this revelation this week puts barak head and shoulders above Nixon

        • RobertCHastings

          I said, ”shoot from the lip”, something entirely different, and much more appropriate than your”shoot from the hip.” I must assume that the information you are complaining about is something that you believe is not readily available to most of the leaders in Washington, regardless of party affiliation. A good bit of the information about which you express such dire concern is readily available to most of us on the internet. I can assure with a high degree of certitude that Mitch McConnell knows, to the penny, the taxes paid by George Soros, or any other liberal contributor you would wish to name. Which Republican was it yesterday that said something about “list of enemies”? Where have we heard that before? Very reminiscent of Nixon.
          IF the accusations are legitimate and they lead back to the president, I will support his impeachment 100%. The fact that such things have been done by other presidents in the past is certainly no basis for condonement. At the moment, your “revelation” has no wheels, only possibilities.
          Your jump to indictment is entirely too premature.
          The entire country was subjected to eight whole years of Bush misdeeds; the least you folks can do is allow Obama the same.

          • mandinka

            If you think that’s what happens then you are shooting from your blue lips

          • RobertCHastings

            That made no sense at all. Please, do attempt to say something that can be interpreted.

          • mandinka

            Blacks come in 3 IQ’s pink gums red and blue

          • plc97477

            Keep trying. Maybe the next one will sound like english.

          • idamag

            Do you think the name is a combination of man+dink+a

          • mandinka

            Ayuk ayuk nice post Goofy

          • mandinka

            Sorry I’m unable to communicate in your native tongue Ebonics like your president

          • Don’t go for it, Robert, mandinka is lana ward! She’s a blow job!

          • RobertCHastings

            Did she get the operation through Medicare, or was it just a personality transplant? You know, medicine can accomplish wonders,when applied properly. Perhaps a surgeon left an appliance in there.

    • stcroixcarp

      The purpose for the tea party’s existence is tax resistance. The IRS would not be doing its job if it didn’t closely examine the tea party’s 501c4’s for evidence of cheating. The government should investigate groups that claim to be anti government, it is their job. They investigate known terrorist groups. Tea partiers have threatened violence (second amendment solutions) and have put targets on the faces of their political opponents. These guys are crazy dangerous. Why should the treasonous tea party get any tax exemptions?

      • oldtack

        The 501c4 was put into the mix of 501 Organizations in 1913 to cover some systems that did not qualify under 501c3. This in itself was questionable but it remained.

        Under the good clerk/aide politician General Ike more questionable additions were made to the 501c4 to allow political agendas that did not have to make reports to the IRS. This was further eroded to omit identity of donors (not so in 501c3’s).

        Before election the IRS was bombarded with groups wanting non-profit status under 501c4. Plus 501c4 organizations are the most prone for violations.

        Is there any wonder why the IRS scrutinizes 501c4 applications so closely? A 501c4 has become a haven for PACs on both sides of the aisle.

    • Still swinging on H.L. Mencken’s louse-infested nuts and munching on his crabs, huh, Bozo the Clown? Let me tell your dumb ass what your cotton mouth, white supremacist comrades are doing to themselves, bitch. They are killing the very loop-hole that provides them tax-free means to push their vile, twisted, hate/fear mongering, rabid, cotton mouth white supremacy. The IRS was lax on you pussies about it until you decided to make it a scandal in a sorry attempt to darken President Obama’s progress. The IRS apologized, but they wil reconsider the failed lawsuit of 2012 to close the 501c4 loop-hole and cut Rove/Koch/Republicunt/neo-Confederate Tea Bag tax exemption. That bull’s eye in that cartoon is your ass hole for you to kick your self in the ass. . . You can scuttle back into Ayn Rand’s corrupt vagina where you can feel warm and secure in her diseased womb. . . Oh, and have a nice day.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Hey… it’s Retard Robbie? How’s Obozo sheet smelling? Still have your head so far up his ass you think it smells like roses?

        Dude, you are a racist pig! No question about it.

        You can go back to your crack pipe now, Retard Robbie. It’s calling your name. Can you hear it?

        Have a nice day!

        “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” –Joe “Plugs” Biden on Barack Obama

      • idamag

        On past boards bozo has let his racism slip. I’m not sure we don’t have a few KKK members on this board.

        • mandinka

          racism VS Communism hmmm…I’ll take the former

          • old_blu

            Of course you will.

          • neeceoooo

            It is only lana, our local lunatic

          • plc97477

            I don’t think so talking points are different.

          • plc97477

            Not a big surprise.

        • plc97477

          I would say mandinka has let his racism slip in also.

    • Mikey7a

      “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H.L. Mencken

      Wow obozo, kinda sounds just the the Republicans to me. After all, hasn’t
      it been one conspiracy theory after another, from the day President Obama took office? From the first time I’ve had the displeasure of reading one of your posts to present day, we finally agree on one of your quotes.

      Sad part being, you will NEVER see the TRUTH, you will never realize it’s the Tea Bigots, and nutjobs like YOU, trying to do anything and everything to keep our great President Obama from accomplishing anything.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Mikey… accomplishing what exactly?

        1) Rewriting contracts and destroying 200 years of contract and bankruptcy laws to force taxpayers to payoff his union buddies in a heist to steal the automakers?

        2) Targeting political opponents that owned successful auto dealerships by canceling their contracts while allowing failed dealerships owned by DemonRATS to continue with their franchises?

        3) Shoving a 2700 page Obozocare bill, that’s already driving health insurance premiums through the roof, down American’s throats when 60% of the people opposed it and NO CONGRESSMAN even read the bill? That same bill that’s causing loss of jobs or severe cuts in hours of employees?

        4) Going to bed while denying military assistance to Americans under attack in Benghazi, and then lying about it to the world for 3 weeks?

        5) Sicking the IRS on political opponents?

        6) Spying on journalists who may be talking to federal employees about corruption in his regime?

        7) Overseeing the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression while maintaining chronically high unemployment?

        8) Presiding over the largest drop in the labor participation rate in American history?

        9) Growing the national debt from $10T to $17T?

        10) Oh, I almost forgot… running illegal guns to Mexican drug cartels that are used to murder hundreds of Mexicans and 2 American law enforcement men?

        That’s quite a list of “accomplishments” for Obozo, and that’s only 10 that I have time to list out. Only a complete useful idiot like you would call that “accomplishment.”

        Have a nice day, dope!

        “The 10 Cannots” by William John Henry Boetcker (1873–1962)

        * You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
        * You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
        * You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
        * You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
        * You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
        * You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
        * You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
        * You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
        * You cannot build character and courage by destroying men’s initiative and independence.
        * And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

        • Mikey7a

          I could go on omg, but here’s a REAL list of just a few of the REAL accomplishments that our President has….so far!

          1. Passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America’s long-term fiscal problems.

          2. Passed the Stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression. Weeks after stimulus went into effect, unemployment claims began to subside. Twelve months later, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so for twenty-three straight months, creating a total of nearly 3.7 million new private-sector jobs.

          3. Passed Wall Street Reform: Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) to re-regulate the financial sector after its practices caused the Great Recession. The new law tightens capital requirements on large banks and other financial institutions, requires derivatives to be sold on clearinghouses and exchanges, mandates that large banks provide “living wills” to avoid chaotic bankruptcies, limits their ability to trade with customers’ money for their own profit, and creates the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (now headed by Richard Cordray) to crack down on abusive lending products and companies.

          4. Ended the War in Iraq: Ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. Last troops left on December 18, 2011.

          5. Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan: From a peak of 101,000 troops in June 2011, U.S. forces are now down to 91,000, with 23,000 slated to leave by the end of summer 2012. According to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the combat mission there will be over by next year.

          6. Eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, ordered special forces raid of secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed and a trove of al-Qaeda documents was discovered.

          7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry: In 2009, injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring. Since bottoming out in 2009, the auto industry has added more than 100,000 jobs. In 2011, the Big Three automakers all gained market share for the first time in two decades. The government expects to lose $16 billion of its investment, less if the price of the GM stock it still owns increases.

          8. Recapitalized Banks: In the midst of financial crisis, approved controversial Treasury Department plan to lure private capital into the country’s largest banks via “stress tests” of their balance sheets and a public-private fund to buy their “toxic” assets. Got banks back on their feet at essentially zero cost to the government.

          9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Ended 1990s-era restriction and formalized new policy allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military for the first time.

          10. Toppled Moammar Gaddafi: In March 2011, joined a coalition of European and Arab governments in military action, including air power and naval blockade, against Gaddafi regime to defend Libyan civilians and support rebel troops. Gaddafi’s forty-two-year rule ended when the dictator was overthrown and killed by rebels on October 20, 2011. No American lives were lost.

          11. Told Mubarak to Go: On February 1, 2011, publicly called on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to accept reform or step down, thus weakening the dictator’s position and putting America on the right side of the Arab Spring. Mubarak ended thirty-year rule when overthrown on February 11.

          12. Reversed Bush Torture Policies: Two days after taking office, nullified Bush-era rulings that had allowed detainees in U.S. custody to undergo certain “enhanced” interrogation techniques considered inhumane under the Geneva Conventions. Also released the secret Bush legal rulings supporting the use of these techniques.

          13. Improved America’s Image Abroad: With new policies, diplomacy, and rhetoric, reversed a sharp decline in world opinion toward the U.S. (and the corresponding loss of “soft power”) during the Bush years. From 2008 to 2011, favorable opinion toward the United States rose in ten of fifteen countries surveyed by the Pew Global Attitudes Project, with an average increase of 26 percent.

          14. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Expanded Pell Grant Spending: As part of the 2010 health care reform bill, signed measure ending the wasteful decades-old practice of subsidizing banks to provide college loans. Starting July 2010 all students began getting their federal student loans directly from the federal government. Treasury will save $67 billion over ten years, $36 billion of which will go to expanding Pell Grants to lower-income students.

          15. Created Race to the Top: With funds from stimulus, started $4.35 billion program of competitive grants to encourage and reward states for education reform.

          16. Boosted Fuel Efficiency Standards: Released new fuel efficiency standards in 2011 that will nearly double the fuel economy for cars and trucks by 2025.

          17. Coordinated International Response to Financial Crisis: To keep world economy out of recession in 2009 and 2010, helped secure from G-20 nations more than $500 billion for the IMF to provide lines of credit and other support to emerging market countries, which kept them liquid and avoided crises with their currencies.

          18. Passed Mini Stimuli: To help families hurt by the recession and spur the economy as stimulus spending declined, signed series of measures (July 22, 2010; December 17, 2010; December 23, 2011) to extend unemployment insurance and cut payroll taxes.

          19. Began Asia “Pivot”: In 2011, reoriented American military and diplomatic priorities and focus from the Middle East and Europe to the Asian-Pacific region. Executed multipronged strategy of positively engaging China while reasserting U.S. leadership in the region by increasing American military presence and crafting new commercial, diplomatic, and military alliances with neighboring countries made uncomfortable by recent Chinese behavior.

          20. Increased Support for Veterans: With so many soldiers coming home from Iraq and Iran with serious physical and mental health problems, yet facing long waits for services, increased 2010 Department of Veterans Affairs budget by 16 percent and 2011 budget by 10 percent. Also signed new GI bill offering $78 billion in tuition assistance over a decade, and provided multiple tax credits to encourage businesses to hire veterans.

          21. Tightened Sanctions on Iran: In effort to deter Iran’s nuclear program, signed Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act (2010) to punish firms and individuals who aid Iran’s petroleum sector. In late 2011 and early 2012, coordinated with other major Western powers to impose sanctions aimed at Iran’s banks and with Japan, South Korea, and China to shift their oil purchases away from Iran.

          • plc97477

            Impressive list. Thanks.

          • neeceoooo

            Thank you

    • bozo, you’re slipping. That quote you fired off, while no doubt intended to depict the Democratic Party, is, in reality, an accurate description of the present day republican party policies. By the way, why are you still around, boring the hell out of people with the same old b.s.? I expected you would have disappeared like romney after the elections.

    • Sand_Cat

      Useless idiot!

      • plc97477

        You nailed it.

  • Susan Dean

    The Heritage Foundation’s use of the term “white native population” reveals their laughable ignornace. The native population of North and South America was not white, and undocumented immigrants are a lot more “native” than they are.

    • mandinka

      Not in the US better check your history

      • mandinka you are laughably ignorant of everything – but mostly US history. Do you think that the native American’s are white Europeans? Columbus was not the first man here you know. He was’nt even the first “white” man here.

      • Sand_Cat

        Better check your brain. What on earth are you talking about? I guess the same lies and trash you usually do.

    • idamag

      I remember seeing a cartoon: It shows three Spanish galleons approaching the shore. There are Native Americans watching them from the shore. One is saying, “Think we should ask them for green cards?”

  • The problem with the GOP Outreach strategy is their record and the incendiary rhetoric of the rank and file. If they believe ethnic minorities are going to forget what they have done and said – and continue to say – and take the bait, they are sadly mistaken. It will take at least a generation before their record and their anti-Latino/Hispanic immigrant actions are forgotten.
    They are also not going to get too far showcasing tokens like Cruz and Rubio. The most basic difference between the two parties when it comes to inclusion is that one can boast of inclusion by showcasing a few tokens, the other is comprised of people of all ethnic groups, cultures, and social classes. I don’t know the percentage of African-Americans and Latinos-Hispanics in the Democratic party, but I would not be surprised if it exceeds one third of its members.

    • RobertCHastings

      Nixon and Reagan both tried the same strategy, with some degree of success, as they were both reelected. The current incarnation of the Republican party has reverted to its latent hostility to otherness and its insistence upon American Exceptionalism.

    • mandinka

      Its time ethnic illegals comply with US laws. The Dem’s have no problem adding debt to our unborn that now exceeds $150,000 per new born as they enrich themselves

      • Justin Napolitano

        Mandinka, you are stupid and the best thing you could do is stop posting nonsense. While may suspect your stupidity your postings prove it.

      • Independent1

        You do realize that every, and I repeat every, GOP president that’s been in office since Eisenhower has governed with significant, and I repeat significant, deficit spending don’t you?? And that every, and I repeat every, Dem president that has come into office since Nixon has inherited a budget with significant deficit spending and has actually reduced it – Clinton in fact reduced it so far that he actually governed with surplus budgets. If you’re wondering which party’s presidents are responsible for more than 90% of our current 16 trillion plus deficit – IT AINT THE DEMS!!!!!!!!!!! So if you don’t like new borns inheriting significant debt they have to pay down – STOP VOTING IN REPUBLICANS!!!

        • Some of these guys are going to have a rude awakening when they find out about the legislation passed by GOP lawmakers last week giving hourly workers the option of opting for compensatory time off instead of overtime. While the proposed policy is, at first sight, a benign attempt to offer blue collar workers the same privileges enjoyed by salaried employees, the real goal is to ultimately eliminate overtime pay for everyone. That’s what happened to management personnel, and that’s what will happen to hourly workers if this legislation becomes law.

          • Independent1

            Dominick, thanks for the reminder. I’m starting to think that the GOP loving trolls we have running around The National Memo may be corporate management types; I find it hard to believe that ‘NORMAL PEOPLE’ are so gullible and really have such tunnel vision as these trolls do???

        • plc97477

          I think you answered your own question by adding the sane to your question.

      • Ethnic illegals? So you only want to get rid of the immigrants that have brown, black or non-white skin? President Obama has actually reduced the government debt which you might know if you listened to someone other than Hannity and Rush. You had no problem with the debt when it was Presdient “W” passing tax cuts that “would pay for themselves” and pursuing two wars. I am so glad you have determined that the National debt was caused by Democrats, totally re-writing at least 10 years of our history. You know we had a surplus when President Clinton left office.

        • CPAinNewYork

          Please don’t refer to George W, Bush as “W.” It’s “Dubya,” as in Dopey Dubya.

    • BDC_57

      Yeah they think they are stupid

  • Republicunt/neo-Conservative Tea Bag out-reach is not really an out-reach, but more of a pushing away of anyone who is not extremely wealthy or the majority who is incredibly ignorant and gullible.

    • mandinka

      Or the 47% who eat at the public trough and think its AOK

      • ralphkr

        True, the 47% who eat at the public trough do overwhelmingly vote Republican.

        • idamag

          Yes. The red states take more from the government than they put in.

      • Lynda Groom

        Oh those damn police, teacher, firemen, trash collectors and the good men and women of our armed forces….all of them eating at the public trough. You sir/lady are an idiot.

        • Just Another Lying Racist Troll That Landed Here Thinking This Is A Lying Tea Bagging Convention!!! :-(!!

          • idamag

            People don’t like Lana so she has to build circle of friends with cats. Then, she gets more dislikes than anyone so she builds a circle of alter egos to vote for herself.

      • Lay your drunken ass down and sleep it off, you sorry white supremacist pig. Calling yourself mandinka is supposed to be an ethnic joke or something? Go catch up with your buddies before you get the sheet rip off your dumb ass.

  • mandinka

    No question when the data says that illegal aliens will cost this country trillion more than they already are it must be racist. As we found with the Boston Bombers they pocketed $100,000 in welfare and you would expect any rational person not to expect illegals to do the same??? PLeeease

    • Lynda Groom

      What data are you talking about? Even Paul Ryan says the Heritage Foundation info is a bunch of nonsense. Apparently you did not get memo.

      • mandinka

        Hmm how much did the Boston bombers receive in aid?? Start there bet even you can extrapolate

        • neeceoooo

          “EXTRAPOLATE” such a big word for such a little mind

    • We know it’s you, lana. You can come from under your sheet now.

      • mandinka

        Still have your fetish for anal sex huh. I know the last time you said it hurt

        • plc97477

          Oh you were there were you.

    • roguerunners

      NEXT!

    • Siegfried Heydrich

      That you, Lana?

    • old_blu

      The “Boston Bombers” were not “illegal aliens” they were American citizens.

      According to the census bureau, and checked by PolitiFact:

      “less than 1 percent of illegal-immigrant-headed households included anyone receiving direct government cash assistance, such as Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or state-run cash aid”. This is not surprising: Illegal immigrants are generally barred from receiving such payments.

      They also pay into Social Security, more than they will ever collect, and pay state/local/federal taxes, taken out of their paychecks. This data is easily located via Google, for anyone who actually care about FACTS.

      Most of the undocumented have been here for decades.

      The cost of deporting 12 million+ people would be prohibitive, in addition to sending floods of millions of kids – who are Americans by birth – into the foster-care system.

      Maybe they shouldn’t have come here, but we have to deal with the reality of NOW. And the best solution for everyone concerned, for our country, is an earned pathway to citizenship.

  • FRED ELLIOTT

    Republicans are fake. They use you to get what they want and kick you to the curb. Rubio can’t help attract Hispanics, he’s Cuban and Hispanics don’t care too much for Cubans. Just a fact !

  • FRED ELLIOTT

    COLORED ! I’m 56 and haven’t heard that term since the late 60’s. Colored went out with cracker and white patty. Dude leaving messages about the coloreds today needs to come out the Ozarks. White kids call themselves n#gg%s.. Pick a new word, the old names are like beta.

  • FRED ELLIOTT

    Mitt and his mousie buddy Ryan LOST ! Let it go. Stop picking dudes. Mormons voted for Obama and women and minorities. Everyone BUT the minority of the population. Obama beat Romney worse than he beat fake hero McCain ! Get use to it. YOU are the new minority and will NEVER win a major election again with your ” voluntary rape ” and other stupid nonsense. Get back in your single wide !

  • Archie’s Boy

    Has it begun? Is this a harbinger of what’s to come? Hey Repubs, better sit up and take notice, before one instance of political desertion becomes a flood tide (we can only hope).

  • christopher sego

    They should just change their name to the KKK party.